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Lofoten Museum

Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
+47 76 06 97 90
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Interesting for a rainy day

Lots of small houses in which you can discover different aspects of the local history... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Fredmuenchen
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Munich, Germany
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Daily life of yesteryear

Very well mantained museum. Lovely bay. The main building in particular gives evidence of the kind... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Andrea W
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Milan, Italy
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Experience the history of the Lofoten Fishery at one of the best preserved squires in Lofoten. On the site of the medieval town of Vågar (now called Storvågan / SKREI Experience Center) you'll find the stately 1815 main building, authentic fishermen's cabins, and boathouses featuring Nordland boats. The museum also offers picture-games and exhibitions on the Lofoten fisheries, ports and coastal lighthouses, traditional crafts and a beautiful garden with historic perennials.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“fishing huts” (2 reviews)
“video” (2 reviews)
“lifestyle” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
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+47 76 06 97 90
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of small houses in which you can discover different aspects of the local history. Unfortunately a lot of explanations are only in Norwegian and it lacks a red thread. Still an interesting museum for a rainy day.

Thank Fredmuenchen
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Very well mantained museum. Lovely bay. The main building in particular gives evidence of the kind of sober bourgeoisie living at this latitude, compared with average middle class in cities of Europe. The genuine supply store furniture requires more ancient style souvenirs

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Lofoten Museum is a part of the larger Skrei Experience which includes the museum, an aquarium, and an art museum featuring a famous Lofoten artist. I highly recommend getting the ticket that includes all three venues. It's super worth it. Ere are a lot...More

1  Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

. . . and the dreadful toll it took. See how the fishery owner lived on the labor of the indentured fishermen.

Thank Fletch W
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We only visited the museum that once was a Manor House and then was converted into a Senior Housing Center. It now displays information about the people of the Lofoton Islands. Of particular interest was the film about life on the lighthouses with actual testimonies...More

Thank LUchicago
Reviewed 16 September 2015

A must do if you want to know more about history and life on the Lofoten isles. There is a lot to see like old fishing huts, boats and pictures of the fishing tradition. There are major translations in German or English, but a lot...More

Thank raphaela_egli
Lena K, Informasjonssjef at Lofoten Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2015

Thank you so much for your kind review! Some of our information is unfortunately still only available in Norwegian, but we will continue our work to make all information available in English and German as well. Best regards, Lena

Reviewed 27 August 2015

This little museum is a real piece of history of the area and of Lofoten. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed walking around buildings and looking at the exhibits. We allocated only an hour, but could have spent more time here. Did not visit the...More

Thank Steffen1950
Lena K, Informasjonssjef at Lofoten Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2015

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are very happy that you enjoyed visiting our museum and exploring the history of Lofoten. Best regards, Lena

Reviewed 27 July 2015

Less touristic than Å, but also less complete... If you haven´t seen others, you could visit this one, and not feel disappointed! The good thing is that you may be one of the few visitors, which allows you to freely enjoy the houses! The place...More

1  Thank Ana L
Lena K, Informasjonssjef at Lofoten Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2015

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Lofoten Museum and we proudly agree that the location and historical surroundings offer ample photo opportunities! Best regards, Lena

Reviewed 13 June 2015

As with other museums we visited in Lofoten, we were really disappointed by the lack of explanations/information. A number of interesting exhibits, but we would like to have learned more about their purpose and their history. We also expected to find info on the history/geology...More

1  Thank SueandDominiqueH
Lena K, Informasjonssjef at Lofoten Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2015

Thank you so much for your review! We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by our historical exhibitions about Lofoten, we work continually to improve our exhibitions and will certainly take your suggestions into consideration. Best regards, Lena

Reviewed 26 August 2014

A museum about the fishing lifestyle and changes in the culture of the area. A total of 5 buildings, showing a collection of old fishing boats from different ages, old accommodations for fishermen, tools, engines and pictures of the olden days. In august 2014 also...More

1  Thank Antti_karpaasi
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Response from Lena K | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for your interest in the Lofoten Museum. We're open between 9am and 3pm on weekdays, with weekends closed during the winter season. For more information see our webpage... More
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